Apprentice Land Based Service Engineer/Mechanic STOKE BY NAYLAND GOLF & LEISURE

A fantastic opportunity to begin a career as a land based service engineer maintaining our golf course equipment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts TBC (half an hour unpaid lunch)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To assist full time mechanic
  • Perform routine functions of maintenance and repairs of golf course/project equipment: tractors, riding mowers, hand mowers, blowers and golf buggies
  • Learn use of cylinder &bedknife grinders
  • Learn sharpening of rotary blades
  • Setup of cylinder mowers, cut & height of cut
  • Keep service records on all equipment including repairs to facilite historical evaluation
  • Maintain workshop area in neat orderly fashion and observe working conditions in compliance with all appropriate health & safety compliance laws
  • Work with course manager and greenkeepers in training and safety of equipment
  • Maintain spares inventory
  • Ordering parts
  • To keep up to date with industry trends and training
  • Learn use of golf course equipment
  • Learn irrigation system

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Driving License
  • Previous experience desirable but not required.

Personal qualities

  • Practical Skills
  • Reliable
  • Good IT skills

Qualifications required

Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades A-E or 9- 3. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment. Evidence of qualifications will be required.

Future prospects

This role could progress into a permanent full time positon if the employee was successful in their role and if there was a position available at the end of the two year apprenticeship.

Things to consider

This vacancy will be based in a busy workshop, it will require the successful applicant to be hands on and able to listen to instruction.
It will require early starts.

About the employer

Stoke by Nayland Golf Club is a regular venue for prestigious Pro-Ams, County, National and International Championships, and corporate golfing events.
We have hosted:
2003 – 2010 – PGA Europro Tour
2006, 2007, 2008 and 2014 – European Senior Tour PGA Seniors Championships
2010, 2011 and 2012 – European Challenge Tour (‘The English Challenge’)
2013, 2014– Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS)
Our two championship golf courses are often referred to as the ‘Jewels in the Crown’ of the family businesses and are perfect for golf breaks, golf days, society golf and corporate entertaining. They were created in the early '70s in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and named after famous local artists, Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable.

Both courses are well-established with lakes, streams and mature woodland. The designs skilfully incorporate the natural beauty of the land and, with conservation a priority, over 60,000 trees have been planted.
The Gainsborough course measures over 7,000 yards with a Par of 71. The beautifully undulating terrain and four substantial lakes challenge the skills of golfers of all abilities. The 10th requires a drive and second shot over the same lake, when played from the back tee, and has been voted one of the most outstanding holes in East Anglia by the Professional Golf Association (PGA).
The Constable course is also very picturesque, set amongst wooded plantations with several natural water hazards in glorious peaceful countryside. It measures 6,544 yards with a Par of 72, and, as with the Gainsborough, the final hole presents a formidable drive over one of the large lakes, to a plateau green with the clubhouse beckoning beyond.




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Training provider

Qualification: Level 2 Land based Service Engineering

College attendance 1 week in 6 at the Easton Campus, Norwich

Training for all job specific tasks will be given. In addition the apprentice will have the support and guidance of a qualified assessor from the college, who will make on-site visits every 6-8 weeks. There may be the occasional need to attend either the Otley or Easton campus for short training courses and tests.

Apprenticeship framework

Landbased Engineering

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Easton and Otley college


Janet Poole

Other information

Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour with effect from 1st April 2017. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit:
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment

Working Week: 40 hours per week with a half an hour unpaid lunch break Mon - Fri

Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2017